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Official On Deck To Succeed Castros Still A Question Mark To Many Cubans

Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba's new vice president, has been tapped to take over from Raul Castro when he steps down as president in 2018. The 52-year-old former education minister is relatively unknown outside his home province, but is now on a campaign to increase his national exposure.
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A Renaissance For 'Pigsticking' In Spain

Hunting wild boar while riding horses and using only spears is a practice that dates back at least 2,000 years — and now it's making a comeback in Spain.
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'Best Jobs In North Korea' Pay $62 A Month; Now They're Diplomatic Pawns

South Korean companies employ about 55,000 North Koreans at the Kaesong Industrial Complex. But the North has blocked trucks and workers from the South, as Kim Jong Un's regime continues to express its displeasure with U.S.-South Korean military exercises.
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African Filmmaker Shows 'What It Feels Like To Have No Home'

New York's African Film Festival is celebrating its twentieth anniversary with the theme "Looking Back, Looking Forward." It is honoring the first generation of African filmmakers like Ousmane Sembene, and introducing a new wave of African directors. Host Michel Martin talks with festival founder Mahen Bonetti. They're joined by Frances Bodomo, who is showing her short film Boneshaker at the event.
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Auto Industry Stalls In Japan

Toyota, Honda and other Japanese automakers are doing just fine in the U.S. Sales have rebounded, buoyed by a weaker yen and the usual lineup of reliable cars. In the home market of Japan, however, the car makers are struggling.
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All Clear In Berlin After 220-Pound WWII-Era Bomb Is Defused

Thousands of unexploded World War II-era bombs are believed to still be buried in Germany. More than 800 people were evacuated from the area today as experts worked.
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North Korea Bars South Korean Workers From Factory

The North's move to block South Korean workers from getting to a jointly run factory is a familiar way for the communist state to show its displeasure. But it comes at a time when tensions are as high as they've been in years.

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